Top Scoops

Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | Scoop News | Wellington Scoop | Community Scoop | Search

 

Dancing With The Stars - The First Elimination

Dancing With The Stars - The First Elimination

Images Neil Mckenzie

Click for big version
Mr Rodney Hide and Krystal - their dance of love didn't impress the judges but thanks to the public Mr Hide will fight another day

******

Last week the Prime Minister pointed out that she didn't have time in her busy schedule to sit down and watch TVNZ's Dancing With the Stars – after Scoop paid a visit to the magical Avalon studios we consider the PM should make the time.

The first sight to greet Scoop in the Avalon foyer was ACT leader Rodney Hide chatting on a cellphone with a slashed to the waist sparkly black shirt. Later on Scoop had the pleasure of seeing former WINZ boss Christine Rankin involved in a slow dance of love wearing the sort of costume that would probably have lead to a heart attack for her former boss Mark Prebble.

Click for big version
This sort of behaviour from a former top public servant may be the stuff of State Service Commissioner Mark Prebble's nightmares - sadly for Christine Rankin a slow grinding rumba was not to the public's taste either
******

Sadly the split skirts of Christine Rankin were not enough to save her from being the first celebrity to be eliminated from the nation's premier ballroom dancing television light entertainment extravaganza.

Though Rodney Hide's dance of love (the Rumba) was easily the worst effort from all the celebrities – the battling Epsom MP raw unbridled macho charisma seemed to have struck a cord with the text voters and he remains to fight another day with his orange tinged dance partner Krystal.

For Scoop's money by far the best of the celebrities was Danyon Loader - however the teen pulling power of David Wikaira-Paul should see him and Tim Shadbolt's former dance partner, the lovely Rebecca, make it to the final - possibly .

Rodney Hide

Click for big version

Click for big version


Ms Rankin


Click for big version


Steve Gurney

Click for big version

Click for big version

Click for big version

Click for big version

Danyon Loader

Click for big version

Click for big version

Click for big version

Lorraine Downes

Click for big version

Click for big version

Click for big version

David Wikaira-Paul

Click for big version


Click for big version

Beatrice Faumina

Click for big version


Click for big version


Angela Bloomfield

Click for big version

Click for big version

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

27-29 Sept: Social Enterprise World Forum Live Blog

1600+ delegates from more than 45 countries have came together to share wisdom, build networks and discuss how to create a more sustainable future using social enterprise as a vehicle. Attending the Forum were social enterprise practitioners, social entrepreneurs, policy makers, community leaders, investors, activists, academics and more from across the globe... More>>

HiveMind Report: A Universal Basic Income For Aotearoa NZ

Results from this HiveMind suggests that an overwhelming majority of Kiwis believe that due to changing circumstances and inefficiencies in the current system, we need a better system to take care of welfare of struggling members in our society. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Hivemind: Medical Cannabis - Co-Creating A Policy For Aotearoa

Welcome to the fourth and final HiveMind for Scoop’s Opening the Election campaign for 2017. This HiveMind explores the question: what would a fair, humane and safe Medical Cannabis policy look like for Aotearoa, NZ in 2018? More>>

ALSO:

Lyndon Hood: Notes On National’s Election Campaign, In Poem Form

Nationyl’s bitumen-ing / As they du du / Seed groweth / River floweth / Then ‘dozer drives thru / Highway ensu. More>>